Brewster, N.Y. – (1/24/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) announced Wednesday that he will seek a second term to the State Senate, and will make this announcement official in Yorktown Heights in March at Murphy’s Restaurant. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
“By working with Governor Cuomo, in a bipartisan and effective fashion, we have accomplished many of my top goals including the MTA Payroll Tax Repeal and the Property Tax Cap. This Senate seat literally decided the balance of power in the previous election, it will certainly remain a critical seat and I’m totally focused on finishing the good things I have started to help seniors,small business owners, veterans, taxpayers and deliver for the district at large by maintaining this important seat,” Senator Ball said. “Moving forward I will use my voice to continue to fight for real tax relief, a freeze of school taxes for seniors, a balanced budget that smartly cuts government spending and roots out waste and expand upon my important work as Chair of the Senate’s Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee.”
Senator Ball said his grassroots campaign is surging with hundreds of donations totalling over $180,000 in the last campaign filing cycle alone, and a campaign war-chest coming in at over $308,000.
Senator Ball also recently unveiled his new website (http://www.ball4ny.com), which is fully integrated with his social media sites to offer constituents around-the-clock updates. The homepage has several live feeds that display the latest news, photo galleries, events and what is happening on Senator Ball’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. A full text search engine will allow visitors to search keywords across the site including issues, legislation, and news release content.
“This new website will be our virtual campaign headquarters and I welcome everyone in the community to take a look and join the conversation!” Senator Ball said. “I look forward to the upcoming campaign and view it as a huge opportunity to showcase a long list of positive results. Working in a bipartisan and constructive fashion, and with Governor Andrew Cuomo, we were able to eliminate the job-killing MTA payroll tax for thousands of taxpayers, slash the tax rate for the beleaguered middle class to the lowest point in 58 years, balanced the budget, did it on time and actually cut state spending and finally passed comprehensive ethics reform. Honestly, there are hundreds of other examples of great positive results and this campaign is going to be a positive, grassroots campaign focused completely and simply on “Gettin’ It Done!”
During his first session in the Senate, Senator Ball said the following milestones were accomplished:
● After my long fight, we repealed the MTA Payroll tax for 80% of payees!
● Delivered $250 Million in savings for more than 290,000 local businesses!
● Cut taxes for 4.4 million hardworking taxpayers.
● Passed the lowest middle class tax rate in 50 years!
● Delivered $67 million for local projects, creating jobs through major construction projects!
● Closed a $10 billion budget gap without raising taxes or back door borrowing!
● Capped property taxes at 2% to help working families and seniors hold on to their homes and;
● Secured over $10 million dollars in economic development grants for the Hudson Valley region to finance major job creation projects!
In 2010, without a party endorsement, Senator Ball announced his candidacy for State Senate. As he had done twice in the past, Senator Ball easily defeated his opponent in a Republican Primary. Additionally, Senator Ball ran an aggressive and historic Opportunity To Ballot campaign that won the Conservative nomination as a write-in candidate with 66% of the vote, which has been said to be the greatest write-in victory ever in New York State history. In the 2010 General Election, Senator Ball used the 8,388 votes he received on the Conservative line to defeat Michael Kaplowitz and become the State Senator representing the 40th District.
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Brittany Oat:(845) 200-9716.